Thursday, April 18, 2013

Take home a Pulitzer this weekend

The orphan master's son : a novel / Adam Johnson.
The orphan master's son [(CD) sound recording] / Adam Johnson.
The orphan master's son [eBook] / Adam Johnson.
Nook. Fiction. The orphan master's son / Adam Johnson.
A diverse yet consistently masterful collection of stories that explore Jewish identity and questions of modern life in ways that can both delight and unsettle the reader.
finalists What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank / Nathan Englander.
The snow child : a novel / Eowyn Ivey.
Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam / Fredrik Logevall.
A history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War offers insights into how the U.S. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.
finalists The barbarous years : the peopling of British North America : the conflict of civilizations, 1600-1675 / Bernard Bailyn.
Lincoln's code : the laws of war in American history / John Fabian Witt.
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo / Tom Reiss.
Traces the story of the mixed-race swordsman and father of novelist Alexandre Dumas, discussing his rise to the French aristocracy, his military triumphs, and the adventures that inspired such classics as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
finalists Portrait of a novel : Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece / Michael Gorra.
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy / David Nasaw.
Behind the beautiful forevers / Katherine Boo.
Behind the beautiful forevers [large print] / by Katherine Boo.
Behind the beautiful forevers [eAudiobook] / Katherine Boo.
Behind the beautiful forevers [eBook] / Katherine Boo.
Behind the beautiful forevers [(CD) sound recording] / Katherine Boo.
An engrossing book that plunges the reader into an Indian slum in the shadow of gleaming hotels near Mumbai’s airport, revealing a complex subculture where poverty does not extinguish aspiration.
Stag's leap / Sharon Olds.
In this wise and intimate telling--which carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending--Sharon Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that comes when we are no longer standing in love's sight; the surprising physical bond that still exists between a couple during parting; the loss of everything from her husband's smile to the set of his hip. Olds stands before us, curious and brave and even generous toward the man who was her mate for thirty years and who now loves another woman.

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